March with a Purpose for Ramarley Graham in New York City-USA
Footage from March with a Purpose for Ramarley Graham in New York City-USA Hosted by Jews for Racial and Economic Justice [JFREJ]
More than five years ago, the NYPD murdered Ramarley Graham, a Black unarmed teenager, and brutalized his family in their own home. NYPD officers later reported- in continuing their criminalization of communities of color through broken windows policing- that they had initially trailed Ramarley for "walking with a purpose."
Instead of firing Richard Haste, the officer who shot and killed Ramarley inside the family’s home and in front of his 6-year-old brother & grandmother, Mayor de Blasio allowed him to resign. It is another slap in the face to Ramarley's family. Ramarley Graham's family deserves for the remaining officers charged in his killing – Sergeant Scott Morris & Officer John McLoughlin-- to be fired.
On Tuesday, April 4th, Jews for Racial & Economic Justice will stand with Ramarley's family, other families of those killed by the police, the Justice Committee and Black Lives Matter-NY to commemorate the death of Martin Luther King Jr. by demanding that the Mayor and the NYPD commissioner fire all of the officers involved in Ramarley's killing.
We will gather at 6:00pm TONIGHT for a vigil and rally in Grand Central Station's Grand Atrium (inside the entrance at 42nd St between Vanderbilt & Park, below the giant American flag).